Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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Je Amaechi

Je Amaechi is a healer, transformative justice activist and harm reduction advocate. Having received a Masters in Philosophy with concentrations in philosophy of mind and critical race theory, Je is passionate about truly understanding the mechanisms of the brain in service of healing trauma and reducing bias. As a systems thinker, she excelled in the tech world but left to do more impactful work. For the past 5 years she has been an organizer for Freedom to Thrive, a non-profit focused on divesting from systems of harm (like the police and prison industrial complexes) and increasing community safety by investing in people and the planet. She is also the Reimagining Community Safety Manager for Unite Oregon, a statewide organization fighting for the rights of Black, Indigenous, immigrant and refugee communities. She is currently on Portland's Police Accountability Commission, working to create a community-based oversight system. As a community leader, Je has spent almost a decade studying and teaching various healing modalities, and is working on being certified to be a psilocybin facilitator.

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